Nor’easter uncovers wreck of Revolutionary War-era ship on Maine beach

A shipwreck, considered to be more than 160 years old, resurfaced on the Maine beach Monday morning following a nor’easter ravaged the East Coastline over the weekend and washed away sufficient sand for a glimpse of the historical structure.    

The skeletal structure of the Revolutionary War-era motorboat appeared on Short Sands Seaside in York early Monday. You are able to Police Department posted photos from the shipwreck on its Facebook page.

The shipwreck was previously seen right after major storms rolled through the area.   (York, Maine, Police Department)

“ Great Monday morning! The pictures listed here are of the old ship that is hidden at Short Sands Beach. Every single once in a while after a storm the sea moves enough sand for it to appear. Thought you might like to see it, ” the particular department captioned the photos.


The shipwreck has formerly appeared after a major storm goes by through the area, dragging enough fine sand away to unveil the smothered treasure. The structure appeared within 2007 and after winter storm “ Nemo” in 2013, according to Seacoast On the internet . The vessel was also observed in the 1950s.

Maine Historic Preservation Commission rate previously examined the wreck plus identified it as archeological web site ME 497-004.

The particular structure is believed to be a sloop — a sailing vessel using a single mast, according to the Portland Press Herald.

The powerful weekend storm introduced flooding and wind damage through Virginia to Maine. Huge pieces of the coastline in Massachusetts as well as other states were also washed aside by the end of the weekend storm.

Debris littered the streets of coastal cities, where some described the area searching “ like a war zone” within the storm’ s aftermath.

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